Molecular and Laser Spectroscopy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128498835

Molecular and Laser Spectroscopy

1st Edition

Advances and Applications

Editors: V.P. Gupta
Paperback ISBN: 9780128498835
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 22nd September 2017
Page Count: 362
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Molecular and Laser Spectroscopy: Advances and Applications provides students and researchers with an up-to-date understanding of the fast-developing area of molecular and laser spectroscopy. Editor V.P. Gupta has brought together the eminent scientists on a selection of topics to develop a systematic approach, first covering basic principles needed to understand each cutting-edge technique and application. This book acts as a standard reference for advanced students of molecular and laser spectroscopy and as a graduate text for new entrants in the field.

The book covers a wide range of applications of molecular and laser spectroscopy in diverse areas ranging from materials to medicine and defence, biomedical research, environmental monitoring, forensic investigations, food and agriculture, and chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical processes. Researchers and scientific personnel in these fields will learn the latest techniques in order to put them to practical use in their work.

Key Features

  • Covers several areas of spectroscopy research in a single volume, saving researchers time
  • Includes exhaustive lists of research articles, reviews and books at the end of each chapter to point readers in the right direction for further learning
  • Features illustrative examples of the varied applications
  • Serves as a practical guide to those interested in using molecular and laser spectroscopy tools in their research and field applications


Postgraduate students, teachers of science and engineering, researchers, and agencies working in the field of spectroscopy. Researchers and scientific personnel in agriculture, biomedical sciences, food, chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries

Table of Contents

  1. Linear and non-linear Teraherz spectroscopy and Applications to biological and pharmaceutical sciences
    2. Recent developments in the mid-infrared spectroscopy
    3. Near-IR Spectroscopy and its applications
    4. Two-Dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy: Applications in Vibrational and Optical Spectroscopy
    5. Spectroscopy of Cold Molecules in matrices: Study of conformational changes, Non-covalent interactions, and Noble-gas compounds
    6. Ultrafast Coherent Spectroscopy/Microscopy and Applications
    7. SERS, Single-Molecule SERS, and TERS (Tip-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy)
    8. Femtosecond spectroscopy and investigation of ultrafast dynamics in condensed matters
    9. Laser spectroscopy for nano-materials
    10. Recent Advances in Resonance Raman Spectroscopy
    11. Laser Applications to spectroscopy of unstable species
    12. Laser Breakdown spectroscopy and Applications
    13. Photoacoustic Spectroscopy
    14. Application of Raman spectroscopy in Art and Cultural Heritage materials (Pigment Analysis, Biomolecules, Corrosion, Ceramics, Glasses, and Enamels, Minerals and Gemstones etc.)


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About the Editor

V.P. Gupta

V.P. Gupta, Philosophy Doctor in Physics and Mathematics (1967) from Moscow (USSR), is an academician and researcher of long standing, with 45 years of teaching and research experience. He has held important positions of Professor and Chairman, Department of Physics, University of Jammu, Jammu-Tawi, India; Visiting Professor of Chemistry, Université de Provence, Marseille, France; Professor and Chairman, Department of Physics, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria; Professor Emeritus (Emeritus Fellow), University Grants Commission (UGC), India; Emeritus Scientist, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India; Emeritus Scientist, All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), India; Visiting Scientist/Fellow, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland; and International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. The major areas of his research interest are quantum chemistry, molecular spectroscopy and molecular structure, matrix isolation infrared studies, astrochemistry and laser spectroscopy in which he has approximately one hundred research publications in refereed journals. He has written three books, including a translation from Russian into English. V.P. Gupta has successfully executed 16 scientific research projects and a book-writing project supported by various funding agencies of the Government of India such as the Department of Science and Technology (DST), UGC, CSIR, AICTE, and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Bangalore. His areas of current interest in theoretical chemistry are related to the accurate prediction of chemical structures, molecular properties and electronic and vibrational spectra, formation of molecules under extraterrestrial conditions and their spectroscopic characterization, and characterization of drugs.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Lucknow, India